Top AFOQT FAQs

  • What is the AFOQT?
    The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, or AFOQT, is an exam that assesses your ability to become a pilot, navigator, or officer in the U. S. Air Force. The test is used to select candidates for officer commissioning programs. The test is roughly 3 hours and 40 minutes long, with additional time for breaks.  The test is broken into 12 subtests.  You are scored from the number of correct answers and are not penalized for guessing.
  • What is covered on the AFOQT?
    The AFOQT is made of 12 sections of multiple-choice questions. The sections are verbal analogies, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, math knowledge, instrument comprehension, block counting, table reading, aviation information, general science, rotated blocks, hidden figures, and self-description inventory.
  • How is the AFOQT scored?
    The AFOQT is scored using composite scores. These sections make up the five composite scores: pilot, nav tech, academic aptitude, verbal, and quantitative. Scores are scaled into percentiles based on others who took the test. There are minimum composite scores that must be attained to qualify for each position. Check your desired position for your minimum required composite score.
  • Who takes the AFOQT?
    Anyone who wants to become an officer, pilot, or navigator in the U.S. Air Force must first take the AFOQT and meet minimum score requirements.  This AFOQT prep course gives you everything you need for the best chance to meet those requirements.
  • Should I prep for the AFOQT? How much?
    Yes. The AFOQT is extensive and determines your eligibility for officer, pilot, or navigator positions in the Air Force. There are minimum scores necessary to qualify for certain positions. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the content in order to prepare yourself for this exam.  You will want a qualifying score, and with anything of this exam’s magnitude, a little practice is in order.  While everyone is different, Peterson’s recommends at least 6 weeks of preparation for test day.
  • How do I register for the AFOQT?
    If you are enrolled in an Air Force ROTC program, you will be required to take the test. If you are not, go to the Air Force website to locate a recruiter in your area, who will guide you through the process.